The Pokemon Center online store has provided players with exclusive information on a pre-order bonus for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Earlier this week, pre-orders for new Pokemon games went live on the Pokemon Center online retail store. Surprisingly, the pre-order page indicated that players would receive a code for a unique accessory to use in-game – a backpack for their character to wear during their adventure. Details on the style and design of the backpack will be revealed at a later date. The backpack will only be unlocked via a code that will be distributed to players via email on the game’s release date.
Whereas Pokemon scarlet and violet release in less than five months, the game is still largely a mystery. We know the games will be the first truly “open-world” games, with players able to explore the entire region without being constrained by a specific storyline. In addition, Pokemon scarlet and violet will be the first cooperative multiplayer Pokemon games, with up to four players able to explore the area at the same time. It’s unclear if multiplayer will allow multiple players to participate in Pokemon battles (similar to Pokémon Sword and Shield raid system) or whether it will be limited to social experiences.
A handful of new Pokémon have been revealed for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, including the Starter Pokemon Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly, and the Mascot Legendary Pokemon Koraidon and Miraidon. Details on this latest Pokémon are scarce, but it seems that both Pokémon follow a “past versus future” theme that seems to be a driving force for the story.
Pokemon scarlet and violet will be released on November 18. Pre-orders for new Pokemon games are available now.